Test and Tag Services Melbourne
With over twelve years of providing test and tag services to Melbourne workplaces, you can be confident we will get you 100% compliant.
Our rule of thumb is “if you plug it in, we can test and tag it“.
GENERAL TESTING AND TAGGING SERVICE
General Appliance Testing (240V single phase appliances)
If you plug it in, we can test and tag it.
From extension leads to computers, from vacuums to welders and everything in between, we can do them for you.
Our service is fast, cost effective and undertaken with a minimum of disruption to your normal routine. On completion, you receive a set of fully compliant reports that compliment your safety program. ... more info
Faced with a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) from Workcover, this client needed all the appliances in their administration, kitchen and workshop tested and tagged. We delivered a timely, cost effective, fully compliant program that got all their appliances done and documented. Client met all requirements of the PIN and no fine issued.
Trade Tool Testing
Don’t risk getting caught by the site safety office; get your trade tools tested and tagged on time, every time.
Special requirements apply to the testing and tagging of trade tools. These include specific retest intervals, change-over grace periods and tag colour coding system that must be followed.
Our client was working on a large construction site where regular safety audit walkthroughs were conducted. All their appliances had to be up to date with their retesting and correct tag colours used.
Our client passed every audit and experienced no downtime or penalties.
SPECIALIST TESTING AND TAGGING SERVICES
Safety Switch Testing / RCD Testing
RCDs (residual current devices), or safety switches as they are commonly called, are important safety devices that can save your life; but only if they are working and react (trip) fast enough.
Our technicians will check the trip time of your fixed and portable RCDs using specialised equipment that is accurate to within 1 millisecond (1/1,000th of a second).
A government body based in inner Melbourne has over 50+ RCDs (safety switches) spread over 3 levels. We developed a plan enabling them all to be checked within a very tight time frame and without causing any disruption to their normal work patterns. Several RCDs were found to have slow reaction times and 2 were not functioning, therefore not protecting workers.
Three Phase Appliance Testing
The testing and tagging of three phase appliances requires specialised test equipment and procedures due to their complexity, higher voltages and often higher current ratings.
ACME technicians are trained in the correct testing and tagging techniques for a wide range of three phase appliances and leads; including 10 amp, 20 amp & 32 amp rated appliances with 4 or 5 pin plugs.
This means you wont have to engage a second person to come in and do them for you.
ACME took over the contract to service a large manufacturing plant. After examining their existing reports we identified all of the three phase appliances had been incorrectly tested by previous contractor for several years prior. During the first visit our technician detected 4 appliances with defects that could have resulted in electric shock incidents if left unchecked.
Heavy Duty Appliance Testing
The testing and tagging of your heavy duty appliances has to be done 100% correctly due to the extra dangers presented by the higher currents.
ACME technicians can test and tag a wide range of appliances with ratings from 10 Amps to 20 Amps.
This client has a high number of 15 Amp appliances and works to tight deadlines. Any down time can be costly. We provided on-site testing and tagging of all their appliances, including the heavy duty 15 A appliances that previously had to be sent away. This has improved their productivity and reduced costs by needing to only deal with one contractor.
Appliance Repair Services
Don’t get caught without that much needed appliance because it failed the safety check and now you have to send it away for repair.
We provide a same day, on-site minor repair service to keep you going. Technicians carry common spare parts and can do a range of repairs on-the-spot including;
- replace plug tops and sockets to leads
- replace damaged leads on power tools and other appliances
- refit detached flex grommet
Wanting to finish an important job, our client now faced the possibility of several days delay when a crucial appliance was found to have a defective lead. However, ACME technicians carry spare leads and in this case they were able to replace the damaged lead with a brand new one. The appliance was back in service within 10 minutes and both our client and theirs were happy.
OTHER TESTING AND TAGGING SERVICES
BULK JOB LOTS
Have you got a lot of the same or similar appliances that need test and tagging?
Generous discounts start with lots as small as 50 items. Simply tell us what you have and when you need it all done by and we’ll come up with a great deal for you.
Our brief was to test and tag 1,000+ light boxes with detachable leads within a very tight time frame.
Job was completed within the deadline and at a saving of around 46% below industry standard rates.
Same day test and tag service
Need your electrical appliances test and tagged within the next few hours or days?
Have you just discovered the tags on your appliances have expired and you can’t get on-site until they are retested?
Has work stopped because you have been caught out by an over-zealous safety officer?
Do you have a safety audit looming and the testing and tagging hasn’t been done or is out of date?
Don’t panic! We can do jobs within the Greater Melbourne area on short notice; from a few days notice to sometimes just a few hours.
By appointment only.
We also have a drop off service; $75-00 for first 10 general appliances, then $5-00 each (strictly COD).
For small jobs you can drop them off, go for a coffee while we do them and then return to collect them checked and tagged.
A desperate call came in 4:30 pm on a Friday from the organiser of a major event.
They needed 600+ electrical appliances "tagged" done before the next morning.
At 9:00am doors opened and the event went ahead as planned much to the relief of the organisers.